Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and there is no time like the present to start planning your meal--and better yet, your wine! This particular holiday poses a fair challenge to both the avid and novice Wine Drinker. There are such a variety of tastes, textures and aromas that are so uniquely "Thanksgiving." Is it best to choose a wine that will carry you and your guests from appetizers to desserts or should you choose to compliment specific componets of the meal throughout the day? The answer is yes. Uncorked asserts that wine is subjective and a personal decision. The wines presented on this pages are wines that can serve either purpose--these are merely a guide for your meal. The real enjoyment and success of the day can be found in the company you keep and the memories made.
Pinot Noir is long recognized as the work horse of wines. It's typical subtle earth undertones and often mushroom and cranberry inspired flavors with tend to pair well with the natural flavors of turkey. Looking for a heartier red wine? Try one of the fuller bodied Zinfandels or Syrahs featured on this page.
More than just a household summer-time favorite, Pinot Grigio is designed to handle garlic, onions and herbs. Other white wines that could also stand the test of Thanksgiving Dinner are Sauvignon Blanc for mineral undertones, or a Riesling. Whether dry or sweet, the innate flavors of apple, apricot, honey and acidity pair perfectly with your Grandmother's famous sweet potatoes or an herb-filled stuffing.
This may be Uncorked's favorite combination yet! Rose and sparkling wines are the perfect bridge for a crowd with an indifference to the red or white debate. Consider the sparklings that are drier, they will be more versatile for pairing and have slightly more flavor than a brut.